Uline Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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3.2
58%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Uline CEO Dick Uihlein
Dick Uihlein
342 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great pay, good growth, always busy(in 58 reviews)

  • "Good pay good benefits great work(in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • "Strict dress code (especially for women)(in 94 reviews)

  • "micro management, strong dress code, metrics, they work you like a horse and let you go for fresh ones(in 39 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (132)

    "Love working here!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uline full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Top management really does care about you. Food is amazing in the cafe. Free massages, fitness center and personal trainer available. Training is really good. Beautiful office. Not just stuffy white walls. Bonuses are awesome. The cons are out weighed by all these pros

    Cons

    Business professional Dress code, can only have 5 personal items on your desk, strict 8-5 hours, clock in and clock out even for salary employees.

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    Uline Response

    February 27, 2020

    We are glad to hear that you are enjoying your time with Uline and appreciate your feedback.

  2. "Good place to work."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uline full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benifts and work life balance

    Cons

    Hard to gain access unless you know someone

  3. "An Honest Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Milton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uline full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Continuity, Respect, Pride, Proper Presentation, Health & Safety

    Cons

    Some Bad Apples in Company don't deserve to work here !

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  4. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Uline full-time

    Pros

    Set schedule, professional environment, new opportunities

    Cons

    Not enough Overtime, strict uniform

  5. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lacey, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Uline full-time

    Pros

    Wages, management, benefits, state of the art gym

    Cons

    You have to work hard

  6. "Good job for right out of college but nothing long-term"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Uline full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, profit sharing, generous facilities (on-site gym + sauna), cool catering programs for lunch, good starting pay for starting out right out of college, great tuition reimbursement program

    Cons

    Strict dress code, tons of micro management, they don't hold their customers to any sort of accountability and it WILL come back on you, even if it was the customer's fault, owners are very opinionated, honestly it felt like I was in the 1960's with how prejudiced towards women they are, miniscule hourly wage increases (In the two years I was there, I think I got maybe 75 cents total), if you don't fit their mold or drink their Koolaid, you won't have any sort of opportunities for growth, you're punished for minor mistakes by either being placed on a performance plan or having certain job duties withheld from you

  7. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Good - but not perfect"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent corporate culture - accountability and doing things the right way are important values to the company Good management from top to bottom Above-average pay Awesome corporate campus and related perks Tons and tons of talent - nobody but the best works at Uline Lots of opportunities to build your skill-set - the company is happy to pay for certifications and training materials, and will work with you to advance your career

    Cons

    COVID-19 response has been more informed by politics than facts WFH policy is inflexible. The company has proven capable of WFH - add it to the company's retention toolkit! Work-life balance can be rough - the culture rewards working long hours, which can be grueling for IT staff that are already expected to be on-call (whether they're on the on-call rotation or not) PTO policy is skimpy, with no separate sick pay. Medical benefits are only average - would really like to see traditional low-deductible plans. It's 2020 - add a parental leave program. Young folks starting their careers are also looking to start families - guaranteeing 6-8 weeks of paid time off for new moms and dads will allow Uline to fill more positions with top-tier employees.

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  8. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Strong business model"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Kenosha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Uline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Customer comes first, not stock holders Great people to work with Strong work ethic Challenging work

    Cons

    Far less than any other company that I have worked for

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  9. "Get ready to work hard!"

    2.0
    Former Employee - General Warehouse Associate 

    I worked at Uline full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for someone with no college degree, but be willing to physically work hard

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Very hard on labor productivity metrics, If you don't hit the numbers, then it will affect your performance reviews.

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  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Bad For Your Career and Health"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Uline full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I met my fiance and a couple life-long friends while working at Uline, and the starting pay right out of college is good.

    Cons

    Uline has so many problems that it's going to be hard to point them all out. If you've already started at Uline, I'm sorry, but use the opportunity to springboard to a different company in the next couple of years. Career Growth: It's definitely only a job and not a career like advertised. There is no room to grow within the company and you will not be given adequate raises. I regret staying there for the 6.5 years that I did. Every other company adopted new strategies while Uline stuck to what it has always done. It made finding a new job extremely difficult because my skills no longer translated to what other companies were looking for. An example of this is that Uline uses Waterfall as their development methodology. Every other company designing applications, websites, etc. is using Agile. Stay at Uline 2 years max and move on... Culture: This is something you've probably already read about. Uline is deeply conservative and management has no problem throwing you under the bus if it takes the blame off them. Managers have yelled at employees for coughing at their desks as it "interrupts the workplace." Weird that employees are coming into work sick because there is no sick leave... On that same note, Uline handled the Covid-19 situation so poorly that its own workers are getting sick by just being there. Even after leaving, I had to get tested because Uline is allowing sick workers to come into work. My fiance's coworker being one of them... Uline really is like herpes, in that it never goes away even after you leave. This is a problem because no one wears masks there as they fear being judged by a culture that doesn't believe in the pandemic. HR: Take the good Glassdoor reviews with a grain of salt. Uline's HR department will send out emails to employees to leave a good review so the overall rating doesn't dip down too much. I wouldn't be surprised if most of them are the HR employees themselves. They will also have people walk around to check for dress code violations, people eating at their desks, or to see if people are talking too much. It's like you're in grade school all over again. Employees: There are 4 types of workers at Uline: 1. Those who serve the Kool-Aid. 2. Those who drink the Kool-Aid. 3. Observers: These are like the parents from the It miniseries. They know something bad is going on, but they won't do anything about it 4. Agitators: These are like the kids from the It miniseries. They try and do the right thing, but inevitably fail to defeat Pennywise this time around. Management: Of all of Uline's problems, I think this one is the worst. Uline totes that it only hires the best of the best, but this can't be farther from the truth. Very few of the managers have worked at other companies, so they have learned the management style of Uline. They only live to make their direct manager happy. This most often comes at the detriment of their direct reports. Advice and concerns fall on deaf ears. And if you transfer to a new position with a new manager, that's a slight on your former manager. Consider that bridge burnt... Internet Department: I'm going to end with my department. It's a dumpster fire to say the least. Employees are at each other's throats to get in the good graces of management. Managers will then vie for more employees because # of employees proves your worth for some reason. Upper management in this department is only out to cover themselves from the Operations group. The website is made to look like a catalog to appease the president. Obvious improvements to the website have been killed because "it's not the Uline way." I didn't think making it easier for customers to spend money was a bad thing. This department is hemorrhaging employees at an alarming rate, and it deserves every bit of it.

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